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Posted January 22, 2015 by

Enhance Your Privacy and Security Settings in Google Chrome

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Google Chrome is currently the reigning champ of the web browser war, but it is not optimally pre-configured. Follow the steps in this tutorial to use Chrome’s expanded settings to power up the performance and increase the degree of security.

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Posted January 9, 2015 by

How to Use Chrome Incognito Mode

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Google has come under much criticism for using your personal data for advertising and tracking.  In a gesture addressed toward their many critics, Google has added a private browsing feature to Chrome called incognito mode that can help you opt out of tracking. It works, but only for a very short duration.  Web pages can still […]

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Posted January 4, 2015 by

How to Back Up Google Docs

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If you are like me, you worry that Google or Microsoft will lose the documents you store there in the cloud.  They have never lost anything of mine, so far.  However, if something goes wrong with your system, are you sure they will be able to recover it?  Just to be safe, I make a […]

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Posted December 6, 2014 by

How to Write Gmail Filters

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You depend on your email for your social life and work, so it is quite annoying when someone sends you junk mail. Your phone beeps that you have mail, but the message is nothing important that you need to read. Fortunately, you can deal with junk email messages when you use Gmail with filters. Here […]

Posted November 27, 2014 by

How Do I Open Links Using Chrome from Android Facebook App?

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Whenever you open a link from your Facebook app, the app will try to load the webpage using its built-in browser, not the one that you set as the default on your phone (e.g., Chrome). This behavior could cause a lot of frustration because the Facebook app’s built-in browser lacks a lot of important features. […]

Posted November 6, 2014 by

How Do I Take Wide Selfies Using My Galaxy Note 4?

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One of the more popular uses of smartphones is their ability to capture photos instantly and conveniently. The presence of a front camera on phones allows users to take photos of themselves while seeing the results on the front screen. This gave birth to the term “selfie.” One common problem with taking selfies is that you […]

Category Android, Google

Posted November 3, 2014 by

How Do I Enable Smart Stay to Keep the Screen On While I Am Looking at My Galaxy Note 4?

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You might notice that while reading an article on your Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the screen turns off after seconds of inactivity. This is due to the default power-saving feature of the device that automatically turns off the screen when no inputs are detected on the phone. Though this power-saving feature is helpful, it can […]

Category Android, Google

Posted October 29, 2014 by

Google Chrome: Disable Save Password Feature

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Google Chrome is quick, convenient, and secure. However, its data protection settings are in great need of improvement. Google Chrome offers a feature to save the username and password combinations for various websites, so when you try to log in, Chrome will fill in your username and password details automatically. This feature can be dangerous […]

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Posted September 12, 2014 by

How to Disable DirectWrite on Google Chrome

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Google has released Chrome 37 for Linux, Mac, and Windows. This new version of Chrome is updated with improved font rendering on web pages with DirectWrite support on Windows OS. With DirectWrite, we can expect improvements in performance and better-looking text, without requiring any changes from web programmers. However, some users have complained that after […]

Category Browsers, Google, Internet

Posted September 5, 2014 by

How Do I know If I Am Using Google Chrome 32-Bit or 64-Bit

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Google recently released the 64-bit version of Google Chrome. This new version for Windows promises better speed, security and stability than Chrome’s 32-bit version. Since most Windows users are running a 64-bit operating system, the 64-bit version of Google Chrome can take full advantage of this configuration to give better speed and performance metrics. When […]

Category Browsers, Google, Internet